Sunday, March 26, 2017

Construction of new Misamis Oriental jail dependent on passage of PPP ordinance – Gov Emano

Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vicente Emano said construction of the province’s P300 million jail is dependent on the approval of the proposed Public-Private Partnership (PPP) ordinance.

The politiko said the latter will lay the groundwork for the construction of the jail facility in a new location.

Emano said that the proposed PPP ordinance, submitted by the municipal town where the proposed site would be located, is awaiting approval by the provincial board.

He said that the approval of the PPP ordinance was necessary because the lot where the proposed new provincial jail would be constructed was a “donated lot.”

Besides, the Misamis Oriental governor noted that the release of the fund for the construction of the new provincial jail building would require the approval of the PPP ordinance.

Provincial Vice Governor Joey Pelaez, presiding officer of the provincial board, said that the members of the board would tackle the proposed PPP early next year.

Emano earlier expressed his desire to transfer the old provincial jail building, currently located in the heart of downtown Cagayan De Oro City, to make it safe for both the inmates and the city residents.

The existing provincial jail building was old and prone to several attempts of prison break, which could pose danger to the city residents, he added.

He said that the proposed new provincial jail building would be relocated on a five-hectare lot in a municipal town, about 60 kilometers west of Cagayan De Oro City.

The new provincial jail would be equipped with modern facilities and a dormitory like rehabilitation center where men, women and young prisoners would occupy separate buildings.

Emano said that aside from sports facilities, the new provincial jail would also house a livelihood center, a school for alternative learning, and a lot for gardening that would make an inmate earns while serving their time.

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